Mint tea with batik tea pot.

How To Enjoy Mint, Tea, Ice And More

Mint is a refreshing herb that is enjoyed as a drink, and is an important herb in Nyonya cuisine.  Mint tea is refreshing , and it is used to flavour summer drinks and cocktails. When made into ice cubes, it refreshes whatever drinks that it is put into. I grow mint in my garden, actually …

Golden orange coloured butternut squash kuih in a row.

Vegan and Gluten Free Butternut Squash or Sweet Potato Layer Kuih

Butternut squash or sweet potato steamed kuih is very popular in Malaysia. Originally it is made with sweet potato. Sweet potato is easily available in in Malaysia and Asia. Coconut and tapioca flour are also easily available. These are the common ingredients found in Asia. Butternut squash is a good replacement for sweet potato a …

Nyonya Dumpling with blue pea flower colour

Dragon Boat Festival: Nyonya Bak Chang with Blue Pea Flower

Bak Chang or Zongzi is made during the Dragon Boat Festival.  I have a family recipe that I have been using and love the taste. I am now trying out a new Nyonya Bak Chang recipe which has blue pea flower coloured rice and there is coconut milk as well. This recipe is also tasty, and …

Angkoo orange and red colour.

AngKoo Kuih

Angkoo Kuih is a traditional Nyonya Kuih. However, do you know the Nyonya story behind it? Angkoo is a feature during the’ full moon’ celebration. When an infant reaches a month or 28 days, it is an occasion to celebrate. Due to the high infant mortality rate in the olden day, reaching a full month …